New Details and Timeline Released in YouTube Campus Shooting in San Bruno
Police recently announced that the YouTube campus shooter, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, reportedly planned and carried out the attack on her own.
Aghdam had been a YouTuber for years, but claimed that Youtube limited her channel’s growth and called their YouTube employees “closed minded.”
Her family reported her missing on April 1, although on April 2 she was on the YouTube campus inquiring about job opportunities. Later that night she was found sleeping in her car at a Walmart parking lot in Mountain View. She told the police that she left her family over a fight.
Investigators say that Aghdam went to a South San Francisco shooting range, only 10 hours after the police encounter, with her Smith & Wesson 9 mm pistol.
Less than one hour later, she arrived at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno. When confronted by an employee, she pulled out her pistol and later fired into a crowd eating lunch. Four people were injured and she shot and killed herself near the entrance.
Investigations are still ongoing, but police are convinced that her frustration with YouTube’s business practices was the clear motive for the crime, and there was no evidence that her actions were sparked by a specific ideology.